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Children who need adopting

Read our profiles of real children who are waiting to be adopted and need a home with a new family.

We're looking for adoptive parents for our children in care. Our children come from a wide range of backgrounds and are different ages, from babies and toddlers to older children.

If you're interested in adopting a child, you can contact us by emailing fosterandadopt@suffolk.gov.uk or calling 01473 264800.

We have changed names to protect the children's identities.

Beth, 5 years old

Beth is a confident, happy sociable little girl. Beth enjoys school and has lots of friends. Beth is popular amongst her peers. She enjoys attending their birthday parties. She loves arts and crafts and is often found drawing pictures for the people she likes best. Beth loves doing the splits, cartwheels and handstands. Beth loves playing outside on the swings, visiting parks and trips out to the seaside and zoo.

Beth loves animals and enjoys helping take care of the foster carers family pets. This includes going for daily walks with the foster carers pet dog. Beth was very excited when the cat had kittens!

Profile updated: June 2019

Charlie and Katie, 5 years old and 2 years old

Charlie and Katie share a close sibling relationship.

Katie loves putting her wellies on and playing outside. She also likes playing with her dolls. She is an easy-going and sociable little girl who enjoys a wide range of activities and days out.

Charlie has a diagnosis of autism. He is a very bright and affectionate little boy. Charlie enjoys school and has made lots of friends. Charlie loves a story before bedtime. His favourites are The Gruffalo, Thomas the Tank Engine and Snow White.

It’s impossible not to smile around Charlie and Katie! Could you adopt Charlie and Katie?

Profile updated: May 2019

Aaron, 4 years old and Lacey, 10 months old

Aaron and Lacey are full siblings who love exploring and having lots of fun. 

Aaron is affectionate and endearing. He is sensitive and can become anxious in unfamiliar settings. Aaron has experienced neglectful parenting and requires support to regulate his emotions and reassurance to reduce his levels of anxiety.

Aaron enjoys all kinds of activities, imaginary play, puzzles, lego, trains, dressing up, being outdoors and going to the park. He also likes painting, drawing, sticking, modelling, singing and listening to music.  

Lacey is described by her carers as ‘lovable pickle’ who is engaging and easy to care for. She is very inquisitive and loves being talked to and likes to take in what is happening around her.

Lacey enjoys looking at picture books, playing with her toys and having nursery rhymes sung to her, especially ‘’Row Row Your Boat’’. She is a sociable little girl who enjoys going to toddler groups and soft play.

Aaron and Lacey need patient adopters who can provide a nurturing environment in which they can continue to progress. In particular Aaron needs to be afforded additional parenting in order to repair his early experiences.

Aaron and Lacey would benefit from a family who are fun and energetic and who have the time and patience to parent a young sibling group. 

Profile updated: April 2019

Boy playing with fire truck toy

Baby girl looking at animal themed picture book

James, 4 years old and Emma, 3 years old

Children holding hands

James and Emma are playful and energetic children. They require parents who will enjoy being active and give them lots of fun, laughter and happy memories.

James is described by his carers as a ‘adorable little boy’ who is eager to please. With the help of his foster carers his confidence is growing.

James enjoys all kinds of activities, imaginary play, puzzles, playing with his toys, dressing up, being outdoors and going to the park. He also likes to help others and really enjoys receiving praise and encouragement.

Emma is described by her carers as a confident little girl who has lots of energy and a big personality. She thrives on close attention, praise and encouragement and likes to know she is loved and special!

Emma loves to be outdoors and enjoys bouncing on the trampoline and playing in the sand pit or water tray. She also enjoys the soft play area, ride on toys and listening and dancing to music. Emma responds well to structure and routines and has an appetite for fun and adventure. She is charmingly cheeky and has a mischievous side to her personality. 

James and Emma have differing personalities, but they enjoy each other’s company and will cuddle up on the sofa to watch TV or listen to a story. They would benefit from a family who are fun and energetic and who have the time and patience to parent a young sibling group. They require parents who can encourage the children’s relationship but also understand their individual needs.

Profile updated: April 2019

Jacob, 1 year old

Jacob is a happy little boy with a cheeky smile! He loves to be at home playing with his large collection of cars or building towers with his Megabloks but also enjoys going out and about, both in the car or his pushchair. He likes trips to the park where he can be pushed on the swing or just potter around.

Jacob eats well and enjoys a variety of foods; some of his favourites are tomatoes, spaghetti bolognaise and pancakes! He sleeps through the night but is an early riser.

Jacob has made positive progress with his current foster carers. When he was first placed with them, he was very unsettled and would cry for prolonged periods of time; Jacob had no words and struggled to play. He is now a predominantly content child and although his speech and language continue to be delayed, this is progressing. Jacob’s carers feel that his comprehension is good.

Jacob is active and very inquisitive and likes to explore. His foster carers describe him as strong willed and explain that he does get distressed if he is told no. Jacob is developing a positive relationship with his foster carers, particularly his main carer, and their extended family members. He does become upset if he does not know where his main carer is and will seek her out if she goes into another room. Jacob can be wary of new people but with reassurance will engage positively with both adults and children. He is an affectionate child who enjoys cuddles with his carers.

Profile updated: April 2019

Sophie, 5 years old and Lucas, 4 years old

Cuddly toy cat

Cuddly toy Super Mario

Sophie is a bright little girl who is growing in confidence and loves to be around both children and adults who she knows well. Sophie loves being active and one of her favourite things to do is take the foster carers dog out for a long walk along the beach whilst she rides her scooter along the promenade. When at home, Sophie likes to spend time doing arts and crafts, baking and playing with her favourite cuddly toy cat!

Lucas is an affectionate little boy who also enjoys spending time with trusted adults and children. He loves anything with wheels and will spend hours playing with his cars and his caravan! He also likes Mario who has recently become a firm favourite cuddly toy. Like Sophie, he likes to spend time riding his scooter and playing in the garden. Lucas attends nursery where he is doing well and plays well with his peers.

Sophie and Lucas love Disney films and often request to snuggle up on the sofa with a blanket and some popcorn watching their favourites! They both love trips out to the cinema and going for a meal in a restaurant. Sophie and Lucas play well together and enjoys each other’s company.

Profile updated: January 2019

Tobias, 6 years old and Freya, 5 years old

Tobias and Freya are 6 and 5 years old. They have a close sibling relationship. They enjoy many of the same activities, including reading, cycling, crafts and lego. Their favourite bedtime book is The Gruffalo. They are affectionate children who like to be cuddled and offered reassurance by their foster carers. They both enjoy their food and are a pleasure to take out for the day.

Tobias and Freya love school. They are getting on really well and have made lots of friends. Freya’s recent birthday party was princess themed and Tobias’s was superhero themed!

Could you adopt Tobias and Freya?

Profile updated: January 2019

Child's drawing of a boy and a girl

Lucy, 5 years old

Lucy is a bright, confident little girl who loves to be active, whether she’s riding her bike in the garden, running around at the park or dancing to music! She has a great imagination and enjoys playing with her baby dolls, being creative with arts and crafts and baking. She likes to watch films and her favourites at the moment are Spirit and Boss Baby. Lucy loves animals, especially horses, and likes playing with the dogs in her foster placement.

Lucy has recently started school where she is doing well academically. She enjoys attending school and has formed friendships with her peers. She likes practising writing and numbers at home.

Lucy enjoys bath time and has a good bedtime routine when she likes to listen to audio books before going to sleep. Lucy eats well and likes a wide variety of food. Her foster carer says she is fun to be around, and she is developing a great sense of humour. She is an affectionate little girl who will seek and accept comfort and physical affection from her carers.

Profile updated: December 2018